A 30-year-old Ingram man is dead, and a 25-year-old Georgetown man is accused of killing him at a family gathering in Kerr County on May 9.

Patrick Louvier was pronounced dead by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Bill Ragsdale, and Damacio Sandoval Jr. was jailed on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and murder. An autopsy has been ordered.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Cardinal Hill Road in Ingram on May 9, regarding a shooting at a large family gathering, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. The gathering was held in the wake of a family member’s death.

Two male subjects were involved in an altercation at the gathering, and according to the criminal complaint, a verbal argument between Sandoval and Louvier “escalated to the point where Mr. Sandoval fired at least four shots at Mr. Louvier,” reads the release. During the incident, Sandoval allegedly brandished a firearm at another individual in the commission of a crime, leading to his assault charge, states the release.

“This investigation is ongoing,” the release states. “As with all criminal cases, charges may be added or modified prior to trial.”

Sandoval was in the county jail as of Monday evening, according to jail records. 

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